Mrs. Betty S. Tigrett, 92, of Lake City died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice) following a brief illness. A native of Booneville, Mississippi, Mrs. Tigrett was the daughter of the late John C. and Candace Rees Stanley and had lived in Lake City since 1941. She was an Equestrian in her early years, played the Mandolin, an avid Bridge player, and loved dining out. She was a long time member of First United Methodist Church in Lake City. Betty, received an associates degree from Sullins College in Bristol, Virginia , and received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Alabama. While at Alabama, she was the President of Phi Mu Sorority. She was an active member of many organizations while there. She was preceded by death by her husband, Hamilton D. Mathis, and later Jim Tigrett from Booneville, Mississippi.
Mrs. Tigrett is survived by her son, Hamilton D. Mathis, Jr. (Nita) of Mayo, FL; daughter, Candace M. Hines (Wayne) of Lake City; grandchildren, Betty Rees Beilling of Denver, CO, Mari Hines McKanna (Kevin) of Jacksonville, FL, Lawrence Joe Hines of San Jose, CA, Shannon Wayne Hines (Staci) of Atlanta, GA, H. David Mathis, III (Huldah) of Bradenton, FL, and Johnathan R. Mathis (Patricia) of Lexington, KY; great grandchildren, Gavin and Paige McKanna, Isabella, Spencer, and Sophia Hines; and her Blessed Dog "Boogie". Betty had many extended family members who she dearly loved, Marshall and Diana Douglas, their children Walter and Stephen, as well as Charles Davis and Joy Davis, and Vernon Douglas and their children, Jennifer Douglas, Patrick Douglas and Wesley Douglas. She misses her precious other friend (daughter) Colvin Carter and her daughters, Sara Carter and Rebecca Carter, Larry and Teresa Goss and their children were also special to her, Kristin and Justin.
Funeral services for Mrs. Tigrett will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 6, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Lake City with Reverend Jeff Tate officiating. Private interment will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to First United Methodist Church-(Pastors discretionary fund), 973 S. Marion Ave, Lake City, FL 32025. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. HWY 441, Lake City. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of comfort and love for the family on the online guest book at www.gatewayforestlawn.com